5 tips for self-care at work
This year, Action for Happiness published a calendar packed full of actions for creating a happier and kinder world. From Mindful March to Joyful June, each month has a different theme to encourage us to spread a little joy in different areas of life. This month is Self-Care September– and it’s got us thinking about […]
Does your productivity wane during summer? Here’s why you should give yourself a break
At this time of year, getting through your to-do list at work can seem to take forever. Even if you love your job, the summer months can drastically impact productivity and leave you questioning where the last three months have gone. If you work in the UK, the recent heatwavemay have left you feeling sluggish […]
Wellbeing at work: Why are so many organisations still not listening to their people?
In the 2018 Human Capital Trends Report from Deloitte, two-thirds of organisations listed wellbeing initiatives as a ‘critical part of their employment brand and culture.’ This indication that many employers are focussed on improving and supporting employee wellbeing is encouraging – though further research shows that organisations still have a long way to go in […]
Are enterprise social networks (ESNs) a force for good or evil?
We’re going to be hosting a table talk at the SMiLE London event on 25th September in London. We’ll be discussing whether or not ESNs are a force for good or evil and exploring the psychological and people impacts of using ESNs. Why are we interested in this area? Social media is becoming an […]
Happiness & Health: Making Positive Changes
As many of you know, runners from all over the world flocked to Sussex today for the famous Brighton Marathon. I took a stroll along the seafront today, cheered on a few of the runners and watched in awe as people crossed the finish line. It’s a huge achievement, isn’t it? Imagine spotting the finish line […]
Happiness is Catching: Employee Engagement and Social Media
Research recently published, conducted by the University of California, San Diego, has discovered that emotions can spread via social media. The research looked at feelings posted on Facebook, and how contagious they are. The study, entitled “detecting emotional contagion in massive social networks”, was published in “PLOS ONE”. The researchers wanted to see if happiness, […]